Can I Install Internet Explorer 11 On Windows Server 2012

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If you run any Windows Servers, you may run into a scenario where you want to remove access to Internet Explorer. Usually, any administrators that log into servers won’t have a need for it anyway, plus it can be a security concern. Sometimes, you might have a server that refuses to update to the latest version (as of this writing is IE11). Follow these steps to create installation media (USB flash drive or DVD) you can use to install a new copy of Windows 10, perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows 10. Before you download the tool make sure you have: An internet connection (internet service provider fees may apply). As far as I know, version 11 is going to be the last version of Internet Explorer. I've heard that it's not that good anymore, and I should use an alternative browser - although I never use it anyway. Server 2012 R2 (and Windows 8.1) come with IE 11 pre-installed, so you'll either need to try to make the site work with compatibility mode, or revert to Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012. On a somewhat related note, don't browse from your servers. That's just icky and unsafe. Browse from your workstation instead.

Note: The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022 (for a list of what's in scope, see the FAQ). The same IE11 apps and sites you use today can open in Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode. Learn more here.

Summary

This update installs Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

Installation information

How to get and install the update

Note Microsoft Corporation (or a Microsoft affiliate, depending on your location) licenses this supplement to you. You can use a copy of this supplement together with each validly licensed copy of Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Embedded Standard (the “software”). You cannot use the supplement software if you do not have a license for the software. The license terms for the software apply to your use of this supplement.

Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for Internet Explorer 11, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows Server Update Service

This update is available as an Optional Update on Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). To get the standalone package for Internet Explorer 11, search for KB4492872.

Windows Update

This update is available as an Optional Update on Windows Update. To get the standalone package for Internet Explorer 11, search for KB4492872.

Prerequisites

Before you install this update, you must do either of the following:

  • Install KB4486474 or KB4487025.

  • Install the latest cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 10 or the latest monthly rollup for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

Restart information

You have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update will replace Internet Explorer 10 with Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.
Note This update is not applicable to the Server Core edition of Windows Server 2012.

How to get language packs

Language packs for Internet Explorer 11 are available from Windows Update Catalog only. To install Internet Explorer 11 together with language packs, do the following, based on your platform:

  • Install 'Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2012' by using any of the delivery methods. Then, go to Windows Update Catalog, and install the Internet Explorer language pack of the desired language that is listed under the same KB number and has a title that resembles “Internet Explorer 11 Language pack for Windows Server 2012 (language code).”

  • Install 'Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard' by using any of the delivery methods. Then, go to Windows Update Catalog, and install the Internet Explorer language pack of the desired language that is listed under the same KB number and has a title that resembles “Internet Explorer 11 Language pack for Windows Embedded 8 Standard (language code).”

More information

Be aware of the following guidelines:

  • Starting in May 2019, the following condition applies: To continue to remain secure on Internet Explorer after you install this update, you must install the “Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2012” or “Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard,” depending on your system.

  • Windows Embedded 8 Standard users who used the Image Configuration Editor or Image Building Wizard to remove the Internet Explorer 10 User Application can install this update to upgrade other browser platform files on their systems. The Internet Explorer browser (launcher, icon, and shortcut) will not be installed as part of the update on your systems.

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Important

The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022 (for a list of what's in scope, see the FAQ). The same IE11 apps and sites you use today can open in Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode. Learn more here.

If you experience a recurring problem when you use Internet Explorer in Windows, you may try to repair or reinstall the program to fix the problem. Although this may sound intimidating, this article offers the most direct, trouble-free methods to perform this task.

Original product version: Internet Explorer 11, Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 9
Original KB number: 318378

Can I Install Internet Explorer 11 On Windows Server 2012

Repair Internet Explorer in Windows

You can reset the program settings to repair your Internet Explorer. To do this, use the following procedure:

  1. Exit all programs, including Internet Explorer.
  2. Press the Windows logo key+R to open the Run box.
  3. Type inetcpl.cpl and select OK.
  4. The Internet Options dialog box appears.
  5. Select the Advanced tab.
  6. Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, select Reset. Then select Reset again.
  7. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you also want to remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, Tracking Protection, and ActiveX Filtering data.
  8. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting the settings, select Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box.
  9. Start Internet Explorer again.

For more information about how to reset settings in Internet Explorer, see the following video.

Disable and enable Internet Explorer

To disable and enable Internet Explorer 11, see Disable and enable Internet Explorer on Windows.

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Reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows

Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

You can use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files to validate the corresponding system files.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 SP2

Step 1: Download Internet Explorer that can be installed on your Operating system using the following table as guidance.

Windows versionInternet Explorer version that can be installed
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2Download Internet Explorer 11 (Offline installer)
Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 SP2- Windows Internet Explorer 9 (64 Bit)
- Windows Internet Explorer 9 (32 Bit)

Step 2: Uninstall the version of Internet Explorer that you may have installed on top of Internet Explorer 8.0 (For Windows Vista it is Internet Explorer 7.0) that natively ships with and installed as part of the operating system.

Note

Internet Explorer 8.0 (or Internet Explorer 7.0 on Vista) will continue to exist even after you uninstall newer versions.

Use the following procedure to remove Internet Explorer:

  1. On the Start page, choose Control Panel, and then choose Programs and Features.

  2. Under Programs and Features, select View installed updates on left pane.

  3. Under Uninstall an update list, select applicable Internet Explorer version from the list (Internet Explorer 11 or Windows Internet Explorer 9) and select Yes to confirm uninstallation and restart your system to complete the process.

Step 3: Install the version of Internet Explorer that you downloaded in Step 1 and restart the system after installation.

Tip

After you reinstall Internet Explorer, run Windows Update to apply any available updates for Internet Explorer.

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See also

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